Job Posting | Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems


POSITION: Plant Manufacturing Engineer (Engineer I)

GRADE: 130

REPORTS TO: Plant Manager

Area of Accountability:

Design and develop machine control systems to support existing manufacturing line, product improvements, capacity expansions, and equipment rebuild projects. Primary responsibility will be maintaining controls systems using AutoCAD Electrical 2012, PLC and HMI programming, but must be willing and able to assists in all project activities in order to meet demands of manufacturing plant.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain, develop, and implement automation systems projects for tooling, controls, and equipment to achieve stated objectives while meeting cost and time targets.
  2. Implement methods, process or control changes to systems to reduce overall costs, improve quality and expand manufacturing capabilities.
  3. Participate in equipment design and review from a systems design perspective.
  4. Maintain accurate BOM’s and files to support project documentation package.
  5. Support standardization initiatives by specifying and purchasing similar controls equipment, components, and participate in standards development.
  6. Participate in equipment design and review from a systems design perspective.
  7. Provide technical assistance to the manufacturing and maintenance personnel to solve chronic or complex problems.


  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical area is required (EE preferred).
  2. 3-5 years of professional experience in manufacturing engineering.
  3. AutoCAD experience required (AutoCAD Electrical preferred).
  4. Fanuc Robotics experience is a strong plus.
  5. Experience with pneumatic and hydraulic systems and components
  6. Familiar with NEC and NFPA codes.
  7. Experience with Siemens or Rockwell Automation software and components (RSLogix 500/5000, FactoryTalk View, FactoryTalk Transaction Manager, Kinetix Drives, Ethernet, and DeviceNET communication protocols.
  8. Should demonstrate excellent problem solving, decision-making, communication and interpersonal skills.
  9. Must be able to work well within a team environment and collaborate with different functional groups.